About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew is a writing instructor and spiritual director living in Minneapolis, MN. She is a recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board artists’ fellowship, the Loft Career Initiative Grant, and a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.

Books
Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Spiritual Memoir
Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir
On the Threshold: Home, Hardwood, and Holiness
Hannah, Delivered:  A Novel
Living Revision: A Writer’s Craft as Spiritual Practice

Essays
Elizabeth’s work is anthologized in Oh, Baby!, The Orison AnthologyViews from the Loft, Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers and My Red Couch and Other Stories on Seeking a Feminist Faith. She has published essays and short memoirs in The Christian Century, Fourth Genre, Many Mountains Moving, The Florida Review, and other literary and religious journals.

Features
Elizabeth is profiled in Jon Spayde’s new book, How to Believe, in which Spayde interviews a vast variety of people of faith as part of his own quest.

Classes
Elizabeth teaches memoir, essay and journal writing at Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, the Loft Literary Center, and Madeline Island School of the Arts. Her current class offerings are listed on this website. You can read her Loft profile here.

Services
Information on hiring Elizabeth as a writing coach, teacher, or speaker.

Links
www.mnartists.org: An online database of Minnesota artists and organizations.  Includes Elizabeth’s information.
www.stonetreeuu.org: Stonetree serves Unitarian Universalist congregations by offering a UU recommended resource directory, of which Elizabeth is a part.
www.lgbtran.org: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Religious Archives Network which features a profile of Elizabeth.